IonQ Signs Agreement With South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT to Cultivate Regional Quantum Computing Ecosystem

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  • IonQ signed an agreement with South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT to help promote the creation of a quantum ecosystem.
  • The agreement includes a partnership to operate an education, training, and leadership expansion program to support masters and doctorate students, postdoctoral researchers, and quantum industry professionals in South Korea.
  • Image: South Korea’s Minister of Science and ICT Lee Jong-ho and Jungsang Kim, Co-Founder and CTO of IonQ, signed an agreement at Quantum Korea 2023 on June 27 to foster the local quantum industry (Photo: Business Wire).

PRESS RELEASE — IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in the quantum computing industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) to educate quantum science and technology professionals and promote the creation of a local quantum ecosystem. The MOU reflects the two parties’ agreement to mutually cooperate in supporting South Korea’s vibrant and growing quantum computing industry.

The MOU aims to harness IonQ’s resources and experience to operate an education, training, and leadership expansion program to support masters and doctorate students, postdoctoral researchers, and quantum industry professionals in South Korea.

The MOU was signed on June 27th at Quantum Korea 2023, hosted by South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT in Seoul. Leading global quantum innovators gathered at the event, where IonQ exhibited its quantum technology and achievements, its highest performing quantum computer, IonQ Forte, and recent achievements demonstrating applications in quantum machine learning.

“To promote the growth of their local quantum computing ecosystems, national and regional governments need to engage with industry partners who have deep understandings of the field,” said Kim. “Through this agreement with the Ministry of Science and ICT, we are honored to take part in developing quantum science and technology professionals and preparing South Korea’s quantum industry infrastructure. We hope we can contribute to the country’s vision of becoming a global quantum-centered economy by 2030 by providing practical support, such as an education, training, and leadership expansion program utilizing IonQ’s specialized quantum computing resources and experience.”

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Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses. [email protected]

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